Apple seeded iOS 15.4 beta 3 to developers and beta users and upon installing the latest beta update on compatible iPhones, a new prompt asks users to “Review Emergency SOS”. Like on Apple Watch, users can also make emergency calls from their iPhones by holding any one of the volume and side buttons, together and pressing 5 or 3 times (depending on the iPhone model).
In case of an emergency, like a hard fall, a bicycle, or a car accident, where the users are unable to dial the emergency services, the Emergency SOS feature automatically makes the call and also notifies the people who are listed as emergency contacts of the victims’ current location.
The “Review Emergency SOS” prompt on iOS 15.4 beta 3 appears for users who have to set up their emergency contacts
According to 9to5Mac, the new “Review Emergency SOS” message is appearing for users who have not yet set up emergency contacts and on tapping the prompt, they are directed to Emergency SOS settings.
9to5Mac was able to confirm that the alert was added to the system in today’s build based on internal iOS files. However, while what triggers the prompt is unknown, it seems that it only appears for users who don’t have emergency contacts set up on their iPhone.
Perhaps Apple wants to make sure that more people have this feature enabled since it can certainly save lives during an emergency.
As per the release notes, the latest beta update also includes a fix for an “error when attempting to add a EU Digital COVID Certificate from France, Ireland, or Singapore.” And with time, other changes in the build will be discovered.
iPhone 6s and later models are compatible with iOS 15.4 which is expected to release to the public in Spring and will feature the ability to unlock iPhone with FaceID while wearing a mask, Tap to Pay, ‘Cosmetic Scan‘ for trade-in tool, and more.
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